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APRIL, 1909 


Entered at the Postoffice at Athens, Ohio, as Second Class Matter 


HON. V. G. LOWRY Logan 

R. E. HAMBLIN Toledo 

G. G. DAVIDSON, A. M Alliance 


J. E. BENSON Cleveland 

E. J. JONES, ESQ Athens 

J. M. WELCH, ESQ Athens 

J. P. WOOD, ESQ Athens 

F, G. WHILEY Lancaster .. 




T. R. BIDDLE, M. D Athens 


J. B. FORAKER, JR Cincinnati 


HON. JOHN T, DUFF Newcomerstown 

WILLIAM F. BOYD, ESQ Cincinnati 









E. J. JONES Vice-President 

H. H. HANING Treasurer 

ISRAEL M. FOSTER Secretary and Auditor 




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HIS publication represents in part the work that has been done 
during the year in the Alumni Department of the Ohio Univer- 
sity. It is only fair to my predecessor to say that there was a 
good basis upon which to begin at the first of the year. Much 
of the work has necessarily been in locating the alumni. This 
has necessitated a vast amount of correspondence. As many as twenty- 
five letters have been written to discover the whereabouts of one alumnus. 
At this time there are less than twenty, whom the secretary really knows 
nothing about. These names will be found in the "unverified" list. There 
are also some names in this list which do not belong to this class. That is, 
the secretary knows where they are, but they have failed to fill out and send 
us the verification card that was sent to each alumnus. The reason for 
placing these in this column is that in the "verified" list it was the wish 
to have it absolutely correct. This would be impossible, except each alum- 
nus verify the statement concerning himself. 

The secretary solicits the help of any one who is able to give him 
information concerning those yet " unverified." The addresses given for 
those are the ones as they appear the last time on the University records. 

We are desirous of keeping in touch with every graduate of old "O. U." 
To this end, we hope that as a loyal alumnus of the University you will 
notify the secretary of changes in address, name, or occupation. Statement 
of any title or official distinction that you may receive, or the accomplish- 
ment of some work, as the author of a book, contributor to magazines, etc., 
will aid us in making the proposed Alumni Catalogue complete and accurate. 

As the work of the department becomes more organized, it is the inten- 
tion to add various features to these alumni publications. The secretary 
is collecting material connected with the history of the University. Any 
one who possesses any information, in the way of reminiscences, old cata- 
logues, newspaper clippings, etc., will confer a favor by sending them to 
this office. 

1 desire to express my thanks to the President and Faculty of Ohio 
University for the help given in collecting the material for this publication, 
as well as many others who have assisted in every way. I hope to make 
these bulletins of increasing interest to the alumni, ex-students, and friends 
of the Ohio University. 

C. L. MARTZOLFF, Alumni Secretary. 

Athens, Ohio, May 1, 1909. 




Living Alumni 

: OF : 

...Ohio University... 

^ These names and addresses have 
been verified since September 
1st, 1908, by each alumnus, 
whose name appears in the 

ACKER, HERMAN PRANCKE, '75. Manufacturer, New Lexington, O. 

ADAMS, HARRY C, '88. Attorney, 2258 Parkwood Ave., Toledo, O. 

ADAMS, JOHN WILLIAM, '08. Teacher, 35 Fulton Ave., Newark, O. 

AGLER, CHARLES MARSHALL, '07. Superintendent Schools, Kingston, O. 

ARMSTRONG, LAWRENCE E., '94. Attorney, Rawlins, Wyoming. 

ARMSTRONG, SAMUEL PRESSLY, '84. Attorney, 119-123 Commercial 
Block, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

ASHTON, CHARLES SAWYER, '93. Editor "The Madison Outlook," Madi- 
son, S. Dak. 

ATKINSON, ALBERT ALGERNON, '91. Professor Physics, Ohio Univer- 
sity, Athens, Ohio. 

ATKINSON, HENRY T., '65. Attorney, 175 Claiemont Ave., New York City. 

ATKINSON, JOHN HAMPTON, '97. Teacher, Blairstown Academy, Blairs- 
town, N. J. 

BAHRMAN, HARRY ROCKAFELLER, '00. Electrical Engineer, 135 Kent 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

BAKER, CLARA MURTLAND, '82. (Mrs. George W. Reed), Uhrichsville, O. 

BAKER, HARLEY ELLSWORTH, '06. Superintendent Schools, Lake P. O., 
Stark County, Ohio. 

BALLARD, FRANK OTIS, '73. Presbyterian Minister, 927 Middle Drive, 
Woodruff Place, Indianapolis, Ind. 

BARGUS, ALLEN D., '93. Farmer, Collins, Huron County, Ohio. 

BARTON, ANNA R., '88. (Mrs. Porterfield), E. 414 Mission Ave., Spokane, 

BATTERSON, FRANK JOHN, '98. M. E. Missionary, 254 La Salle St., 
Bahia Blanca, Argentina, S. A. 

BATTERSON, MAYMB ALICE, '01. Librarian, Mount Morris College, 
Mount Morris, 111. 

BEAN, LONZO GARDNER, '99. Superintendent Schools, Twinsburg, O. 

BEBOUT, JAMES, '96. Civil Engineer, Logan, O. 

BECKETT, JOHN SCOULLER, '08. Chemist, 812 Champlain St., Detroit, 
Mich. , i : 

BEERY, CLYDE FERDINAND, '93. Attorney, 25 Oakland Ave., Akron, O. 
BENNETT, ELIZABETH RUTH, '03. Post-Graduate Student, University 
of Illinois, Champaign, III. 
BENNETT, NEWMAN HALL, '99. Ph ysician, 1908 Carson St., Pittsburg, Pa. 


BENNETT, GILBERT ABEL, '99. President Correspondence Institute, 1763 

Oak St., Columbus, O. 
BEVERIDGE, JOHN HARRIE, '97. Superintendent Schools, Council Bluffs, 

BIDDLE, THOMAS ROLLEN, '91. Physician, Athens, O. 
BISHOP, LENORA BELLE, '04. Assistant Librarian, Ohio University, 
Athens, O. 

BISHOP, ROBERT FRANCIS, '03. Cashier "The New Trinidad Lake As- 
phalt Co., Lt'd.", Brighton, Trinidad, British West Indies. 

BLACK, MARGARET GENEVA, '01. Graduate Student, Ohio University, 
Athens, O. 

BLACK, ANNA MILDRED, '96. Teacher, Utica Free Academy, Utica, N. Y. 

BLACKSTONE, THOMAS, '71. Physician, Circleville, O. 

BETACKSTONE, WILBERT STANLEY, '07. Principal High School, Urichs- 
ville, O. 

BLACKWOOD, NELLE ROSAMOND, '01. (Mrs. Coe), Albany, O. 

BLAKE, CHARLES FRENCH, '91. Professor of Surgery, College Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md. 

BOICE, AUGUSTIN, '69. Attorney, 18 1/2 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

BOOTH,, JEFFERSOM, '62. Retired Teacher and Farmer, Wilkesville, 
Vinton County, Ohio. 

BOTHWELL, WALTER JAMES, '94. Postoffice Clerk, Los Angeles, Cal. 

BOYCE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, '67. Attorney, S.-W. Cor. Purcell and 
Phillips Ave., Cincinnati, O. 

BOYD, HUGH, '59. Emeritus Professor of Latin, Cornell College, Mount 
Vernon, Iowa. 

BOYD, JANE ELLIOTT, '76. (Mrs. J. M. Davis), Rio Grande, O. 

BOYD, WILLIAM FLETCHER, '66. Attorney, Carlisle Bldg., Cincinnati, O. 

BRIGHT, PASCAL ALLEN, '95. M. E. Minister, Portsmouth, O. 

BROOKOVER, CHARLES, '94. Professor Natural Science, Buchtel Col- 
lege, Akron, O. 

BROWN, CLYDE, '95. General Solicitor, New York Central Lines, Grand 
Central Depot, New York City. 

BROWN, MABEL K., '89. Teacher Stenography, Ohio University, Athens, 

BROWN, MINNIE FRANCES, '01. Teacher, High School, Eaton, O. 

BURNS, ESTHER HELEN, '96. Bremen, Fairfield County, Ohio. 

BURNS, KATHARINE, '93. Teacher of English, Central High School, 
Columbus, O. 

BUSH, FREDERICK W., '92. Editor "The Athens Messenger," Athens, O. 

CARLEY, FRANCIS DIGHTON, '58. Financier, Union League Club, New 
York City. 

CARLTON, JOHN S., '88. Physician, 1187 Neil Ave., Columbus, O. 

CARPENTER, WILLIAM BAZALIEL, '70. Physician, Mart, Texas. 

CARRICK, CHARLES M., '91. Superintendent Schools, Plymouth, O. 


CHEESMAN, DAVID G., '81. Clerk Treasury Department, Washington, D. C. 
CHRISTMAN, GEORGE WASHINGTON, '06. Teacher and Editor, Murray, O. 
CALDWELL, JOSEPHINE, '05. (Mrs. Stout), 921 Brown St., Dayton, O. 
CASTO, DAVID CLAYTON, '74. Attorney, 816 Quincy St., Parkersburg, 

W. Va. 
CHARTER, JOHN H., '77. Physician, 14 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, Ind. 
CLARK, JOHN LEWIS, '98. Parmer and Stockman, Downington, O. 
CLAYTON, JEFFERSON BAIRD, '62. Manufacturer, 34 N. Congress St., 

Athens, O, 
CLAYTON, MARY FLORENCE, '06. Stenographer, 34 N. Congress St., 

Athens, O. 
CLINE, CECIL ROY, ''00. Superintendent Schools, Chauncey, Athens 

County, Ohio. 
COBB, NELLIE, '97. (Mrs. P. A. Bright), Portsmouth, O. 
COE, ADDA, '85. (Mrs. E. B. Skinner), 210 Lathrop St., Madison, Wis. 
COLER, C. S., '83. Superintendent Schools, Hebron, O., 1095 N. High St., 

Columbus, O. 
COLER, GEORGE PERRY, '82. Professor Ann Arbor Bible Chair, Ann 

Arbor, Mich. 
COLLIER, WILLIAM PARKER, '95. Teacher, 1045 West Ave., Sidney, O. 
COLVTN, WILBER, '80. President Piedmont Institute, Rockmart, Ga. 
CONOWAY, HORACE MANN, '92. M. E. Minister, 311 Fourth St., Warren, 

CONNER, FLORA TERHUNE, '04. Assistant Head Nurse, Grant Hospital, 

Columbus, O. 
CONNER, MAY SHERWOOD, '02. Teacher Mathematics, High School, 

Athens, O. 
CONNETT, DELLA MAY, '97. (Mrs. G. W. Hixon), 145 W. Eighth St., 

Cambridge, O. 
CONNETT, HARRY LEWIS, '05. Medical Student, 424 N. Broadway, Bal- 
timore, Md. 
COOKSON, CHARLES W., '95. Superintendent Schools, Troy, O. 
COPELAND, CHARLES MOFFATT, '96. Principal Commercial Depart- 
ment, Ohio University, Athens, O. 
COPELAND, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, '02. Professor, State Normal College, 

Ohio University, Athens, O. 
CORBIN, JOSEPH CARTER, '53. Principal Merrill Public School, Pine 

Bluff, Ark. 
CORNELL, DANIEL W., '63. Retired Merchant, Guysville, O. 
CORNWELL, CLIFFORD EMERSON. '05. Electrical Contractor, Athens, 

COULTRAP, BERNICE HUGHES, '08. Teacher, High School, Zanesville, 

COULTRAP, DON CHARLES, '08. Newspaper Ageny, Athens, O. 
COULTRAP, FLETCHER STANTON, '75. Principal State Preparatory 
School, Ohio University, Athens, O. 


COULTRAP, FLOYD ERIE, '04. Physician, Toledo Hospital, Toledo, O. 
COULTRAP, HENRY WILSON, '71. Attornej', :\IcArtliur, Q. 
COULTRAP, MANNING GEPHARDT, '06. Newspaper Agency, Athens, O. 
CRAIG, FLORENCE MAUDE, '98. (Mrs. H. R. Wilson), 36 W. Union St., 

Athens, O. 
CRANE, WILLIAM ILER, '00. Representative D. Appleton & Company, 

2311 Humboldt Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 
CRANSTON, EARL, '61. Pishop M. E. Church, Washington, D. C. 
CREIGHTON, CHARLES FRIZBIE, '70. Minister M. E. Church, 448 Elk 

St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
CROOKS, FLOYD STANLEY, '06. Assistant Actuary, Ohio Insurance De- 
partment, Columbus, O. 
DAILEY, WILLIAM BERT, '97. Dentist, Athens, O. 

DANA, EMMA K., '79. Teacher Mathematics, Lincoln High School, Cleve- 
land, O. 
DANA, .JOHN PERKINS, '67. Deputy Auditor Athens County, Athens, O. 
DAVIS, JOHN MERRILL, '73. President Rio Grande College, Rio Grande, 

DAVIS, PERLEY B., '56. Retired M. E. Clergj-man, Winona Lake, Ind. 
_^^^^AY, THOMAS FRANKLIN, '76. Presbyterian Clergyman; Professor San 
Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, Cal. 
DE LAY, DAVID WASHINGTON, '68. Proprietor Mattoon School of Com- 
merce, Mattoon, 111. 

DE LONG, GEORGE WASHINGTON, '94. Principal High School, Crooks- 
Tille, O. 

DE STEIGUER, GEORGE EMANUEL, '84. Attorney, 618 New York Block, 
Seattle, Wash. 

DENT, ELMER ADDISON, '88. M. E. Clergyman, 137 Jefferson St., Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

— DEVOL, RUSSELL SEDWICK, '70. Professor of History, Kenyon College, 
Gambler, O. 

DICKASON, HIRAM EDGAR, '77. Auditor The W. J. Hamilton Coal Co., 
115 Snerman" Ave., Columbus, O. 

DILLINGER, THOMAS JEFFERSON, '81. Physician, Murray, O. 

DLXON, CHARLES HERBERT, '73. Journalist, "Chicago Sunday Exami- 
ner," Chicago, 111. 

DOUGLAS, STEPHEN ARNOLD, '96. President Douglas Select School, 904 
Washington St., Waco, Texas. 

DOWD, JOHN WORTHINGTON, '69. President American Warming & Ven- 
tilating Co., Toledo, O. 

DOWD, RALPH P., '90. Physician, Fisher, 111. 

t)UFF, JOHN THOMAS, '70. Editor "Newcomerstown Index," Newcomers- 
town, O. 
"DUNKLE, ELL '77. Professor of Greek and Registrar, Ohio University, 
Athens, O. 


ELDER, ADAM GRIGGS, '04. Physician, 98 West Third Ave., Columbus, O. 

ELY, GEORGE LEONARD, '06. Superintendent of Schools, New Cumber- 
land, W. Va. 

ELLIOTT, GEORGE ANDERSON, '93. Superintendent of Schools, Men- 
tor, O. 

ERWIN, ROBERT WESLEY, '68. Physician, 620 North Monroe St., Bay 
City, Mich. 
~EVANS, DAFYDD JOSHUA, '71. Professor of Latin, Ohio University, 
Athens, O. 

EVANS, JACOB CLAIRE, '01. Chemist, 1049 Clayton St., Denever, Colo. 

EVERSOLE, WILLIAM SYLVESTER, '69. Retired Teacher, Aurora, O. 

FOSS, ASHLEY FRANCIS, '97. Teacher Botany, Englewood High School, 
Chicago, 111. 

FOSTER, ISRAEL MOORE, '95. Prosecuting Attorney, Athens, O. 

FOSTER, ZELLA, '97. Principal High School, Athens, O. 

FOWLER, JAMES CELWIN, '94. Examiner, State Auditing Department, 
New Lexington, O. 

FRENCH, CYRUS OTHNIEL, '67. Attorney, Eighth and Woost Storage 
House, Kansas City, Mo. 

FULLER, NELLIE MARY, '01. (Mrs. H. R. Bahrman), 135 Kent St., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

GIBSON, ELZA GOODSPEED, '04. Teacher, Mineral, O. 

GILLETT, NITA ELIZABETH, '97. (Mrs. W. J. Shumate), Jackson, O. 
-GILLILAN, LEWIS M'CLELLAN, '91. _Te^acher,. High School, Salt Lake^ 
City, Utah. 

GINN, GEORGE P., '92. U. S. Postal Service, Ashland, Ky. 

GIST, WILLIAM WESLEY, '72. Professor of English, Iowa State Normal 
School, Cedar Falls, la. 

GLAZIER, LENA BLANCHE, '03. (Mrs. Roush), 821 Hutchins Ave., Cin- 
cinnati, O. 

GOODSPEED, JOSEPH M'KENDREE, '59. Retired Teacher, Athens, O. 

GROSVENOR, GRACE, '— . (Mrs. C. M. Shepard), 112 North Fourth St., 
Columbus, O. 

GULLUM, FRANK BARNHART, '07. Science Teacher, High School, Chil- 
licothe, O. 

HALL, JAMES M., '89. Attorney, Fremont, O. 

HAMBLETON, ANTRUM MARION, '03. Teacher, LeRoy, Kan. 

HANNA, FINLEY ROBERTSON, '59. Attorney, St. Joseph, Mo. 

HANING, HARLEY HILDRETH, '94. Insurance Agent, Athens, O. 

HARLOR, JOSEPH A., '94. State Agent Charles Scribner's Sons, 119 W. 
Tenth Ave., Columbus, O. 

HARRIS, CHARLES HENRY, '06. City Editor, "Athens Daily Messenger," 
Athens, O. 

HARRISON, THOMAS JAY, '70. Farmer, Bethany, Mo. 

BARTER, ELIZABETH, '08. Teacher, West Union, W. Va. 


HASTINGS, LAURA MATILDA, '00. Teacher, Dresden Road, Zanesville, O. 

HATFIELD, JOHN L., '62. Farmer, Indianola, la. 

HAWK, ADAM JAMES, '79. M. E. Clergj'man, 381 East Second St., Chil- 

licotlie, O. 
HAWK, JAMES FINLY, '07. Science Teacher, High School, Lancaster, O. 
HEDRICK, ELI CHRISTIAN, '04. Teacher, Canal Winchester, O. 
HENKE, HEBER HUNT, '08. Musician, Athens, O. 
HENRY, FRANCIS BEARDSLEY, '04. Chemist, Saltville, Va. 
HBYMAN, ROSCOE WINFIELD, '07. Electrical Contractor, 432 Franklin 

Ave., Wilkinsburg, Pa. 
HEILMAN, WILLIAM THEODORE, '04. Teacher Chemistry, Canal Win- 
chester, O. 
HENDERSON, LULU MAY, '06. Teacher, Cedarville, O. 
HENSEL, MICHAEL WESLEY, '93. County School Commissioner, Bliss- 
field, Mich. 
HENSON, CLARENCE CHERRINGTON, '99. Principal Isidore Newman 

Manual Training School, New Orleans, La. 
HENSON, MORRIS A., '92. Principal High School, Jackson, O. 
HENDERSON, JOHN FREDERICK, '98. Superintendent Schools, Waverly,0. 
HIGGINS, CHARLES HENRY, '87. Physician, 42 North Seventh St., Zanes- 
ville, O. 
HIGGINS, CYRUS DOW, '05. Book-keeper, Quincy, W. Va. 
HIGGINS, WINIFRED BELLE, '07. Teacher, High School, Jackson, O. 
HIGLEY, HOMER RANSOM, '92. Assistant Professor Mathematics, Stevens 

Institute, Hohoken, N. J. 
HILL, MALINDA HARIETT, '97. (Mrs. Woodworth), 21 West Central Ave., 

Delaware, O. 
HINES, HATTIE MAY, '91. (Mrs. William Blackburn), Athens, O. 
HOBSON, REBECCA ESTELLA, '97. (Mrs. E. Ray Lash), Athens, O. 
HOFFMAN, RICHARD ARTHUR, '69. M. E. Clergyman, Pueblo, Colo. 
HOGAN, TIMOTHY S., '95. Attorney, Wellston, O. 
HOLCOMB, ANSELM TUPPER, '67. Attorney, Portsmouth, O. 
HOLCOMB, HOWARD K., '92. Teacher, High School, Phoenix, Ariz. 
HOOPER, DOLLIE, '99. (Mrs. L. G. Bean), Twinsburg, O. 
HOOPER, RUDOLPH L., '78. Ranchman, Whittier, Cal. 
HOOVER, THOMAS NATHANIEL, '05. Professor History, Ohio University, 

Athens, O. 
HORN, BURNICE LE ROY, '01. Advertising Manager, "Athens Daily Mes- 
senger," Athens, O. 
HOUSTON, \^RGINIA MILLER, '99. Teacher, Richmond Borough, New 

York City, 92 Wood Ave., Tottenville, N. Y. 
HOWE, MARY BLANCHE, '06. Teacher, High School, Vandalia, O. 
HUMPHREY, CAL\T:N B., '88. Sales Manager, Westinghouse Electric & 

Manufacturing Co., Box 911, Pittsburg, Pa. 
HUMPHREY, HENRY H., '84. Electrical Engineer, 1505 Chemical Building, 
St. Louis, Mo. 


HUMPHREY, SARA CLARE, '08. Teacher, High School, Uhrichsville, O. 

HUMPHREY, SHEPARD S., '92. Farmer, Coolville, O. 

HUNTER, MARY GILL, 'bl. Physician, 403 Grand Ave., Grand Junction, 

HUNTER, WILLL^M ARCHIBALD, '85. M. E. Clergyman, Letart Falls, O. 
HYDE, WILLIAM H., '93. Physician, 8411 Clark Ave., Cleveland, O. 
ILIFF, THOMAS CORWIN, '70. Assistant Secretary Board Home Misisons 

M. E. Church, 1026 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
IRWIN, ALGERNON CHARLES, '03. Instructor, Cornell University, Ithaca, 

New York. 
IRWIN, ROCHESTER, '00. Clergyman, Washburn, 111. 
JACKSON, JOHN COLLINS, '70. Clergyman and Editor, Columbus, O. 
JENKINS, THOMAS, '91. Printer, Franklin, Pa. 
JOHNSON, ALOIS ADELBERT, '08. Medical Student, Cornell University, 

Ithaca, N. Y. 
JOHNSON, DANIEL LITTLETON, '84. Attorney, 4930 California St., 

Omaha, Neb. 
JOHNSON, FRANK L., 'OS. Y. M. C. A. Secretary, Terre Haute, Ind. 
JOHNSON, SIDNEY HUNTINGTON, '90. Farmer, Trimble, O. 
JOHNSTON, FREDERICK PRESTON, '02. Credit Man, Columbus Brass 

Co., 1978 luka Ave., Columbus, O. 
JONES, ALBERT J., '05. Business, Athens, O. 

JONES, ANNA MARIE, '97. Proofreader, 109 Hawkes Ave., Columbus, O. 
JONES, EVAN JEROME, '73. Attorney, Athens, O. 

JONES, JOHN W., '93. Superintendent School of Deaf and Dumb, Colum- 
bus, O. 
JONES, JOHN WESLEY, '97. Superintendent Schools, Milo, O., 452 South 

Second St., Columbus, O. 
JONES, THOMAS ALFRED, '81. Judge Fourth Judicial Circuit of Ohio, 

Jackson, O. 
JUNOD, WILLIAM G., '82. Broker, 421 Scarritt Building, Kansas City, Mo. 
KALER, MARY ENGLE, '02. Teacher, High School, Vandalia, O. 
KINNISON, JAMES EDGAR, '80. Superintendent Schools, Jackson, O. 
KINNISON, RIPLEY HOFFMAN, '73. Superintendent Schools, Wellington, O. 
KING, SAMUEL WURTS, '55. Orange Grower, Fort Myers, Fla. 
KIRKENDALL, FRED CLAIR, '93. Superintendent Schools, Chillicothe, O. 
KIRKENDALL, JULIA MARGARET, '83. (Mrs. Campbell), Elletsville, Ind. 
KIRKENDALL, EMMETT ROYAL, '06. Law Student, Ohio State University, 

Columbus, O. 
KIRKENDALL, ELLA MAY, '86. (Mrs. W. A. Hunter), Letart Falls, O. 
KIRKENDALL, CHARLES R. S., '83. Ranchman and Fruit Grower, Fru^ita, 

KOHBERGER, HENRY P., '99. Physician, 405 Larimer Ave., Pittsburg, Pa. 
KOONS, STELLA IRENE, '99. Teacher, 309 West Second St., Cincinnati, O. 
KURTZ, ANNA ELIZABETH, '01. Teacher, State Normal School, East 

Stroudsburg, Pa. 


LAIRD,. JOHN FERGUSON, '81. Attorney, 1223 Market St., Parkersburg, 

W. Va. 
Lamb, GEORGE franklin, '02. Professor Biology and Geology, Mt. Union 

College, Alliance, O. 
LAPP, GEORGE HARLAN, '02. Superintendent Schools, Homer, O. 
LASH, WILLIAM D., '71. Superintendent Schools, Zanesville, O. 
LAWRENCE, WESLEY BOYD, '92. Insurance and Real Estate, Athens, O. 
LE FAVOR, ZENIA ESTELLA, '97. (Mrs. John McClead), Athens, O. 
LEONARD, ALBERT, '88. Superintendent Schools and Editor "Journal of 

Pedagogy," New Rochelle, N. Y. 
LEVER, HENRY WORK, '08. Director of Athletics, State College, Valley 

City, N. D. 
LINTON, NANCY E., '03. Teacher Chicago Public Schools, 494 Belden 

Ave., Chicago, 111. 
LOWRY, VIRGIL COSTELLO, '78. Attorney, Logan, O. 
LUKENS, JOSEPH FRANKLIN, '66. Teacher, Lebanon, O. 
MAC LANE, ARVILLA, '00. (Mrs. M. H. Pugh), 117 Twenty-second St., 

Toledo, O. 
MAC VAY, ANNA PEARL, '92. Teacher, Wadleigh High School, New York 

City, N. Y. 
H MAC VAY, BERTHA WALLACE, '93. Teacher, 1309 Singer Place, Wilkins- 

burg, Pittsburg, Pa. 
MAC VAY, GLADYS HATTIE, '89. (Mrs. C. E. Skinner), 1309 Singer Place, 

Wilkinsburg, Pittsburg, Pa. 
•L MAC VAY, HERBERT RUSSELL, '90. Superintendent of Schools, Sidney, O. 
" / MAC VAY, LIZZIE CARL, '86. (Mrs. L. M. Gillilan), 257 West Second St., 

Salt Lake City, Utah. 
M'CAUGHEY, ULYSSES M., '95. Teacher History, High School, Akron, O. 
M'CULLOCK, ALVA WRIGHT, '96. Business Manager "Gadsden Evening 

Journal," Gadsden, Ala. 
M'CUNE, SAMUEL LEVI, '96. National Bank Examiner, Athens, O. 
M'DANIEL, JOHN EDMON, '04. Teacher, Olathe, Colo. 
M'FARLAND, THOMAS A., '94. Insurance, 2122 Fourth Ave., Brimingham, 

M'GINLEY, LEWLLYN DAVIS, '94. Insurance, 210 South D St., Hamilton, O. 
M'GLENEN, DANIEL W., '90. Superintendent Schools, Chagrin Falls, O. 
M'KOWN, JOHN SMITH, '76. Secretary The Traders' Building Association, 

Parkersburg, W. Va. 
-M'MASTER, JOHN LENOX, '69. Judge of Superior Court, Marion County, 

Indianapolis, Ind. 
M'MASTER, JAMES CLAYTON, '91. Electrical Contractor, 114 North Third 

St., Columbus, O. 
M'PHERSON, WILLIAM BANE, '93. Teacher, Adelphi, O. 
M'VEY, JOHN TIPTON, '07. Supervisor of Music, Public Schools, Nelson- 
ville, O. 


MAGUIRE, JOHN WILLIAM, 74. Physician, 329 East Sherman St., Hutch- 
inson, Kan, 

MARDIS, SAMUEL KENNEDY, '93. Superintendent Schools, Toronto, O. 

MARTIN, CATHERINE REGINA, '06. Teacher, Jackson, O. 

MARTIN, GEORGE WASHINGTON, '75. Presbyterian Clergyman, Manti, 

MARTIN, THOMAS ADAMS, '95. Professor of Mathematics, Mt. Union Col- 
lege, Alliance, O. 

MARTZOLPF, CLEMENT LUTHER, '07. Alumni Secretary, Ohio Univer- 
sity, Athens, O. 

MATHENY, CHARLES MORRIS, '00. Post-graduate Student, Ohio State 
University, Columbus, O. 

MATHENY, WILLIAM ALDERMAN, '08. Fellow, Clark College, Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

MATTHEWS, CARRIE ALTA, '92. 70 University Terrace, Athens, O. 

MATTHEWS, CHARLES GRANT, '93. Librarian, Ohio University, Athens, 

MATTHEWS, DANIEL, '76. Farmer, R. F. D. No. 6, Carthage, Mo. 

MAYES, HARRY WELDAY, '08. Medical Student, Cornell University, 
Ithaca, N. Y. 

MERRITT, WILLIAM SCHORY, '06. Principal High School, Thurston, O. 

MICHAEL, LENORB PHOEBE, '89. (Mrs. L. G. Worstell), Athens, O. 

MICHAEL, LILLIAN ELIZABETH, '84. Superintendent Schools, Goshen, Ind. 

MIESSE, MORRIS H., '64. Physician, Circleville, O. 

MILLER, GUY DOLPHUS, '06. Teacher, High School, Bradford, Pa. 

MILLER, JOHN LEWIS, '97. Farmer, Thurman, O. 

MOHLER, NELLIE BLANCHE, '07. Teacher, High School, Athens, O. 

MOORE, DAVID HASTINGS, '60. Bishop M. E. Church, Cincinnati, O. 

MORGAN, THURMAN LEROY, '03. Court Stenographer, Athens, O. 

MORSE, BERT EDMUND, '99. Electrical Engineer, 61 Linwood Road, 
Lynn, Mass. 

MORTON, JOSHUA ROMINE, '05. Teacher, 106 Oak St., ZanesviUe, O. 

MOULTON, FRANK WARWICK, '97. Attorney, Portsmouth, O. 

MULLIKIN, EDWARD W., '54. Life Insurance, 2344 Ohio Ave., Cincinnati, O. 

MURAYAMA, SAKI TARO, '95. Chief Engineer of Slemen's Schuckert 
(Berlin) Japanese Branch, No. 1 Fukuyoshi cho, Akasaka, Tokio, Japan. 

MURPHY, JAMES WILLIAM, '58. Farmer, Amanda, O. 

NEASE, NANNIE LOUISE, '03. (Mrs. H. M. McCord), 126 South Champion 

Ave., Columbus, O. 
NICE, LEONARD BLAINE, '08. Post-graduate Student, Clark University, 

Worcester, Mass. 
NORTON, FRANCES JOHNSON, '91. (Mrs. S. C. Price), 260 Cass Ave., 

Mt. Clemens, Mich. 
NORTON, WILLEY HIGBY, '06. Medical Student, Johns Hopkins Medical 
School, Baltimore, Md. 


O'BLENESS, CHARLES GARNETT, '98. Cashier Security Savings Bank, 
Athens, O. 

OLIPHANT, WILLIAM C, '66. Farmer and Stockman, Burlingame, Kan. 

PAKE, GEORGE L., '84. Director Y. M. C. A., Portsmouth, O. 

PARKER, FRANK HALLECK, '78. Physician, Rutland, O. 

PARRISH, MARSHALL FLEMING, '76. Broker, 330 Drexel Building, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

PARKS, DAVID W., '78. Presbyterian Clergyman, 2103 Landon Ave., Cin- 
cinnati, O. 

PARKS, GEORGE CRAWFORD, '08. Instructor, Ohio University, Athens, O. 

PATRICK, SPICER H., '60. TeacHer, 318 South Presa St., San Antonio, Tex. 

PETERS, CHRISSIE MAY, '03.' (Mrs. M. H. Williamson), Athens, O. 

PICKENS, REUBEN B., '76. Farmer, Ravenswood, W. Va. 

PICKERING, NELLE MARCUS, '02. Teacher, Athens, O. 

PILCHER, JOHN NELSON, '58. Retired Clergyman, 215 South Park St., 
Streator, 111. 

PLACE, BENONI AUSTIN, '04. Medical Student, Rush Medical College, 
Chicago, 111. 

PORTER, FRANCIS MARION, '07. Instructor in General Engineering 
Drawing, University of Illinois, Urbana, 111. 

PORTER, WILLIAM DANIEL, '83. Professor Obstetrics, Miami Medical 
College, Cincinnati, O. 

PRICE, AARON ELLSWORTH, '88. Attorney, Athens, O. 

PRICE, SAMUEL CHENEY, '91. Editor and Publisher, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 

REED, GEORGE WASHINGTON, '88. Attorney, Uhrichsville, O. 

REINHERR, HELEN ADELLA, '05. (Mrs. W. F. Copeland), Athens, O. 

REYNOLDS, JOHN FLETCHER, '06. Science Teacher, High School, New 
Philadelphia, O. 

RICKETTS, SAMUEL BRIGHT, '78. Real Estate, 929-930 Reibold Building, 
Dayton, O. 

RICKETTS, THOjNIAS MINTUN, '80. M. E. Clergyman, Amanda, O. 

RILEY, ETHEL ELEANOR, '03. Teacher, High School, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

RILEY, MARTINA MARY, '01. (Mrs. E. U. Cave), 23 Lexington Ave., Day- 
ton, O. 

ROACH, MINNIE ORMA, '96. Teacher, 44 East Street, New York City. 

ROBERTS, FRANK HUNT HURD, '92. Professor of History and Political 
Science, Denver University, Denver, Colo. 

ROBERTS, JOHN ELLIS, '99. Salesman, 142 North High St., Columbus, O. 

ROWELS, ETHEL ELLEN, '08. Principal High School, Pickerington, O. 

RUTLEDGE, JOHN WESLEY, '71. Physician, 821 Pillsbury Block, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

RYAN, JANE ELLEN, '93. (Mrs. George DeCamp), Athens, O. 
ST. CLAIR, ANNA MAE, '96. Teacher, Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kan. 
SCHOFIELD, FRANK GRAIN, '95. Principal Lassen County High School, 
Susanville, Cal. 


SCHWEFEL, CAROLINE, '96. (Mrs. Clyde Brown), Linden Ave., Larch- 
mont Manor, New York City. 

SCOTT, JOHN RUTLEDGE, '64. Professor of Elocution, University of Mis- 
souri, Columbia, Mo. 

SCOTT, WILLIAM HENRY, '62. Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State Uni- 
versity, Columbus, O. 

SCOTT, WINFIELD KENNETH, '98. Merchant, Athens, O. 

SHELDON, THOMAS HENRY, '00. Purchasing Agent, Portland Gold Min- 
ing Co., Victor, Colo. 

SHEPARD, CASSIUS MARION, '96. Physician, 112 Nortn Fourth St., Co- 
lumbus, O. 

SHEPPARD, CARL DUNKLE, '02. Newspaper Correspondent, Associated 
Press, Florence Court, Washington, D. C. 

SHIRAS, OLIVER PERRY, '53. Retired United States Judge, Hotel Julien, 
Dubuque, la. 

SHOTT, JOHN ABRAHAM, '92. Professor of Physics, Westminster College, 
New Wilmington, Pa. 

SHUMATE, WILLIAM JASPER, '97. County Auditor, Jackson, O. 

SIMON, MARY ANNA, '08. Teacher, Athens High School, Athens, O. 

SKINNER, ERNEST BROWN, '88. Assistant Professor Mathematics, Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 

SMITH, ADELAIDE V., '81. (Mrs. M. G. Wright), 121 North Second St., 
Cripple Creek, Colo. 

SMITH, CHARLES CLEMENT, '97. Attorney-at-Law, Guthrie, Okla. 

SMITH, CRUGER WORMLEY, '67. Attorney, Charlestown, W. Va. 

SMITH, MURRAY FRANKLIN, '04. Superintendent Schools, Sulphur 
Springs, O. 

SMITH, THOMAS MAYNARD, '04. Auditor Santa Fe News Service, La 
Junta, Colo. 

SNIDER, CHARLES RAYMOND, '92. Life Insurance, 116-120 Washington 
Building, Seattle, Wash. 

SNOW, JOHN EDWIN, '92. Associate Professor Electrical Engineering, 
Armour Institute, Chicago, 111. 

SPRAGUE, JENNIE EDYTH, '03. (Mrs. Srigley), Athens, O. 

SPRAU, GEORGE, '04. Post-graduate Student, Harvard University, 9 De 
Wolf St., Cambridge, Mass. 

STALDER, HARRY G., '93. Attorney, Athens, O. 

STANBERRY, ELIAS MILLEN, '57. Banker, McConnelsville, O. 

STANLEY, ARCHELAUS ARTHUR, '69. Physician, Rutland, O. 

STEWART, CHARLES W., '61. Commission Merchant, P. O. Box 325, Ha- 
vana, Cuba. 

STIERS, VERNON CULVER, 72. Farmer, Alexandria, O. 

STINE, OSCAR CLEMEN, '08. Superintendent Schools, Lithopolis, O. 

SULLIVAN, FREDERICK TAYLOR, '03. Contracting Agent, Bell Telephone 
Co., Springfield, O. 


SUPER, FRANCIS HENRY, 'OS. Electrician, Athens, O. 

SUPER, RALPH CLEWELL, '95. Teacher, Middletown, Conn. 

TAYLOR, LUCY MAE, '06. Teacher, Indiana State Normal College, In- 
diana, Pa. 

THOMAS, CLEMENT EUGENE, '04. Teacher, Norwood, Cincinnati Schools, 
18.36 Wayland Ave., Cincinnati, O. 

THOMAS, DAVID HOLLIS, '96. Attorn ey-at-Law, Marietta, O. 

THOMAS, ORIN GOULD, '98. Secretary Employment Department, Y. M. 
C. A., 1429 Perry St., Columbus, 0. 

THOMAS, WILLIAM ALEXANDER, '96. Clergyman :\I. E. Church, Buch- 
tel, O. 

TIMBERMAN, .JOHN CLE:\IENT, 'W. Superintendent Schools, Chester, 
\y. Va. 

TINKER, ELISHA AUSTIN, '93. Attorney, 227 East Second St., Chil- 
licothe, O. 

TOOILL, GEORGE WASHINGTON, "05. Teacher, North High School, 81 
West Ninth Ave., Columbus, O. 

TOWNSENT), MARY ALLEN, '02. (Mrs. Harvey Porterj, ISO East State St., 
Athens, O. 

TREUDLEY, MARY, '06. Teacher of Latin, Union City (Ind.) High School, 
Athens, O. 

TULLIS, DON DELANO, '98. Clergyman, 1410 South Sixth St., Terre 
Haute, Ind. 

TULLIS, FLORA BLANCHE, "03. Missionary and Teacher, Mountains of 
East Tennessee, under Board of Home Missions of Presbyterian Church, 
1410 South Sixth St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

TUGMAN, WILLIAM MARTIN, '77. Attorney, 309 .Johnston Building (Fifth 
and Walnut Sts.), Cincinnati, O. 

ULLO:\I, .lANE BAYARD, '06. Teacher, Athens, O. 

ULLOM, .JOSEPHUS TUCKER, '98. Physician, 24 Carpenter St., German- 
town, Philadelphia, Pa. 

ULLOM, MARY, '96. fMrs. D. H. Thomas), 305 Fourth St., Marietta, O. 

WAGGONER, CHAUNCEY WILLIAM, '04. Instructor in Physics, Cornell 
I'niversity, Ithaca, N. Y. 

WAKEFIELD, THOMAS GARDNER, '68. M. E. Clergj-man, Orient; O., 
R. F. D. No. 3. 

WALKER, CHARLES MANNING. '53. .lournalist, 2035 College Ave., • In- 
dianapolis, Ind. 

WALKER, GEORGE RALPH, '72. Bookseller and Stationer, Athens, O. 

WATKINS, MORTON HAYS, '78. Civil and Mining Engineer, Racine, O. 

WEETHEE, LUCY WILKIN, '98. (Mrs. C. H. Bryson), Athens, O. 

WEIHR, AMY MOORE, '95. Teacher, Athens, O. 

WELCH, CALVIN SIMEON, '75. Attorney, Huntington, W. Ya. 

WELCH, CHARLES HENRY, '78. Banker, Charleston, W. Va. 

^^'ELCH, DLDLEY WOODBRIDGE, -92. Physician, Parkersburg, W. Va. 


WELLS, GEORGE E., '70. Attorney, National Military Home, Montgom- 
ery County, O. 

WESTERVELT, CHARLES EPHRAIM, '92. Attorney, Columbus, O. 

WESTERVELT, WaLLIAM ALFRED, '91. Physician, Dublin, O. 

WHITE, GERSHOM FRANKLIN, '01. Bacteriologist, Department of Agri- 
culture, Washington, D. C. 

WHITE, JOHN ALEXANDER, '74. M. E. Clergyman, Xenia, O. 

WHITE, THOMAS BRUCE, '86. M. E. Clergyman, Zanesville, O. 

WICKHAM, ADA ANN, '98. (Mrs. Harry O'Bleness), Athens, O. 

WICKHAM, MABEL LEONA, '01. (Mrs. B. A. Place), 6207 Greenwood Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

WILLIAMSON, FRANCES, '06. (Mrs. George Sprau), 9 DeWolf St., Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

WILSON, HIRAM ROY, '96. Professor of English, Ohio University, Ath- 
ens, O. 

<v^ILSON, MABEL ZOE, '00. Librarian, 288 Hamilton St., Albany, N. Y. 

WILSON, NELL BLANCHE, '03. (Mrs. C. C. Henson), 6039 Prytania St., 
New Orleans, La. 

WILSON, ROBERT UNDERWOOD, '82. Attorney, Jackson, O. 

WINDSOR, ANTHONY HORACE, '63. M. E. Clergyman, Bellefontaine, O. 

WINTER, SAMUEL GUY, '02. Professor of Biology, Illinois Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, Bloomington, 111. 

WOLFORD, HOWARD A., '93. District Attorney, Hillsboro, N. M. 

WOOD, JAMES PERRY, '03. Attorney, Athens, O. 

WOODRUFF, EDITH, '88. (Mrs. E. D. Sayre), Athens, O. 

WOODWORTH, CARLOS A., '98. General Manager Japan Perfume Co., 59 
Park Place, New York City. 

WORSTELL, LAWRENCE GRANT, '88. Attorney, Athens, O. 

WRIGHT, JAMES OTIS, '05. Examiner, Patent Office, Washington, D. C. 

YOUNG, EDMOND PENDLETON, '82. Teacher, 2431 South Forty-first St., 
Tacoma, Wash. 

YOUNG, WESLEY OTIS, '65. Physician, Webster Grove, Mo. 

YOUNG, WILLIAM HENRY, '53. Ex-U. S. Consul to Carlsruhe, Germany, 
"The Normandie," Columbus, O. 

ZANG, JACOB MILTON, '03. General Agent Equitable Life Assurance So- 
ciety of the U. S., 502 Kelley Ave., Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

ZENNER, PHILIP, '70. Physician, 14 and 19 Glenn Building, Cincinnati, O. 



1845. JAMES H. HEY, Cincinnati, O. 

1851. HUGH JAMES CAMPBELL, 10 Carondelet St., New Orleans, La. 

1852. FRANCIS HEREON ^^LLIAMS, Memphis, Tenn. 
1855. JAMES K. BLACK, Oxford, O. 

1862. LUCIUS C. WRIGHT, Logan, O. 

1863. JOHN HENRY BOWDEN, Greensburg, Pa. 

1866. GEORGE ROBBINS STANLEY, Walnut Creek, Cal. 

JULIUS S. SMITH, Grand Island, Neb. 


1872. CLEMENT ROSS LONG, 18 East Seventeenth St., New York City. 

1874. CHARLES ANDREW ATKINSON, Montgomery Block, Lincoln, Neb. 

1876. FRANKLIN L. HEMRY, San Diego, Cal. 

1877. SAMUEL M. SHEPHERD, Bristow, Okla. 

1879. WILLIAM A. LONGBON, Marion, O. 

1880. L. B. C. KIRKENDALL, Fruita, Colo. 

1881. ABRAHAM H. GUNNETT, Los Angeles, Cal. 

1886. JAMES F. KIRKENDALL, Fruita, Colo. 

1887. THOMAS W. DICK, Chicago, 111. 

1889. J. CROSS THOMAS, Michigamme, Mich. 

1890. JOHN M. JOHNSON, Fort Worth, Tex. 

1893. LON C. WALKER, Palo Alto, Cal. 

1894. EMMETT E. BAKER, Boac Martinque Isle, P. I. 

1895. THOMAS LEE YOUNG, East Springfield, O. 

1898. ALMA ELIZABETH CORN WELL (Mrs. Eugene V. Tuttle), Irving- 
ton, N. J. 

1902. HOWARD SHEPHERD PAINE, Rochester, Minn. 

1904. EUGENE VIVIAN TUTTLE, East Orange, N. J. 

1906. FRED SHAW, Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, O. 





f Who Graduated 
Prior to 1859. 

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PEAKING of his experiences in Ohio University, Mr. Shiras 


"During the years I attended the Ohio University, the 
number of students was not large, yet the number was sufficient to 
give the stimulus needed to keep the students at their best and the 
faculty was worthy of their places. 

"The atmosphere of Athens was moral and healthful and I 
have always looked back to the days spent at the University with 
pleasure and I know I have profited from the training I received 


"Judging from my own experience, I should say that, as a 
pioneer institution, the Ohio University has exercised a most bene- 
ficial influence on the students that have attended it and through 
them has caused that influence to be felt for good in all the com- 
munities wherein the after life of its students has been spent." 

Fifty-six years have gone hj since Oliver Perry Shiras passed 
out of the doors of the Ohio University and entered upon his most 
successful career. It means a good deal to an institution to have 
fostered in her halls a student of the calibre of Mr. Shiras, who, af- 
ter the lapse of so many years, and now, in the evening of his da^'S, 
can speak so eloquently of the college of his youth. 

There were two of the Shiras boys but the elder left a year 
before his graduation and so Yale has the honor of graduating an 
associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, in whom the 
pioneer college on the Hocking claims a share. 

The subject of this sketch was bom in the city of Pittsburg, 
October 22, 1833. Five years later his parents moved to a farm 
in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, about twenty miles from Pitts- 
burg, on the banks of the Ohio. At the beginning of the school 
year in 1848 he came to Athens, entering the preparatory classes. 
A year later he became a regular collegiate student and graduated 
with his class in 1853. 

In college he was strong in mathematics, a member of the 
Philomathean Literary society and belonged to the Beta Theta Pi 

Upon leaving the Ohio University, he went to Yale, entering 
first, the department of Philosophy and Arts, where eighteen 
months were spent, thence passing into the Law School, from which 
he graduated in 1856 with the degree of L. L. B. The additional 
degrees received by Mr. Shiras are, the A. M., from Ohio University 
in 1856; L. L. D., from Yale in 1885 and L. L. D. from Ohio 

After a trip through the Mississippi valley, looking for a loca- 
tion, he decided to make Dubuque, la., his future home. Here, in 
August, 1856, he was admitted to the bar, and shortly thereafter, 
became the junior member of the firm of Mills and Shiras, one of 
the strongest law firms in Dubuque, where there were several very 
strong firms, exerting a potent influence in the formation and de- 
velopment of the jurisprudence of that western state. This firm 
continued until the retirement of ]Mr. Mills in 1861. 

In August, 1862, Mr. Shiras volunteered in the military service 


and was First Lieutenant of the Twenty-seventh Iowa Vohinteer 
Infantry. Before the regiment was ordered into active service, by 
order of Major General Pope, then in command of the Department 
to which Iowa belonged, Lieutenant Shiras was detailed for staff 
duty and ordered to report to General Frank J. Herron, com- 
mander of the Third Division of the Army of the Frontier, which 
Avas being organized at Springfield, Mo., under command of Gen- 
eral J. M. Schofield. He was assigned as aid-de-camp to General 
Herron and Acting Judge Advocate. 

The Army of the Frontier, up to June, 1863, saw active service 
in Missouri, Arkansas and Indian Territory. At this time the force 
of General Herron was transferred to the aid of Grant at Vicks- 
bug, and there it supported the left wing of the army. After the 
fall of Vicksburg, Lieutenant Shiras went with his chief up the 
Yazoo river, to capture Yazoo City and destroy the Confederate 
works at that place. His next duty was on the Mississippi river, 
between Port Hudson and Baton Kouge, to afford protection to 
the boats navigating the Mississippi. In 1864, General Herron was 
sent to the Rio Grande river to aid in stopping the sending of 
supplies to the Confederates from Mexico. Mr. Shiras now resigned 
from the army and resumed the practice of his profession in Du- 
buque. In 1867, the law firm of Shiras and Van Duzee was 
formed. This firm did a large and successful business and later 
was joined by David B. Henderson, whose subsequent career was 
very eminent and successful. This firm continued until 1882, when 
Mr. Shiras was appointed by President Arthur, United States 
Judge for the Northern District of Iowa. The following Novem- 
ber, Mr. Henderson was elected to Congress, a position which he 
held for eighteen years, the last four of which he was Speaker 
of the House. 

The Eighth Judicial Circuit, of which Iowa is a part, is com- 
posed of the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Okla- 
homa, including the Indian Territory, Kansas, Nebraska, North 
and South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico^an 
empire in extent. This necessitated the holding of courts in widely 
separated localities. Upon the creation of the Circuit Court of 
Appeals, Judge Shiras was assigned at different times to sit as a 
member of that Court, in the Eighth Circuit, and in all his term 
of service in that Court aggregated five years. As Judge, he dis- 
charged his duties with great ability and satisfaction. His career 
has been one of marked distinction. 



November 1, 1903, shortly after his service and age entitled 
him to the honor and privilege of retiring, he returned to private 
life. His term on the Federal bench was twnty-one years. 

However, Judge Shiras continues to take an active interest in 
life and public affairs. He was chairman of the Building and Ad- 
ministration committee of the Free Public Library of Dubuque, 
is a trustee of the Finley hospital and chairman of the Park com- 
mittee of the city of Dubuque. 

Judge Shiras is the author of "Equity Practice in the Courts 
of the United States". He has been twice married. His first wife 
was Elizabeth R. Mitchell, to whom he was united February 17, 
1857. She died August 11, 1885. On December 11, 1888, he mar- 
ried Hetty E. Spalding Cornwall. 




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MItUtam ^mr^ ^Jnmtg, '53 



T the recent Alumni dinner in Columbus, among the many 
excellent addresses that were made, there was none that 
was listened to with greater attention than that of Prof. 
William Henry Young of the class of 1853. That he was the dean 
of the occasion in point of age, was not the only factor that gave 
him first place on the program. But his ripe scholarship, his re- 
lation to the Ohio University for so many years as a member of 
her faculty, his military career, his position as an eplucator and his 
term of public life, all conspired to make him a central figure in a 
group of intellectual men and women. 

Mr. Young was born at the Kanawha Salines, Virginia, now 
West Virginia, December 31, 1832. He prepared for college at 


the old Ohio Conference High School, at Springfield, under Dr. 
Solomon Howard, who subsequently became the President of Ohio 
University. His first college work was done at the Ohio Wesleyan 
University, at Delaware. He came to the Ohio University in the 
spring of 1853 and graduated at the following commencement as 
Bachelor of Arts. Three years later he was granted the Master's 
degree. As a student, he excelled in both Greek and Philosophy, 
and he took an active interest in the Athenian Literary society. 
Before entering the University, Mr. Young had some experience 
as a teacher, for he had been principal of a High School at Putnam, 
O., in 1850-51. 

Upon graduation, he again took up the work of pedagogue, 
becoming principal of the academy at Worthington, O., in 1853. 
The next year he was called to the Ohio University, where he re- 
mained until the opening of the Civil War. The positions held at 
the University were, Principal of the Preparatory Department, 
1854-5; Professor of Mathematics, 1855-8; Professor of Ancient 
Languages, 1858-61. 

His military career consisted in being Lieutenant-Colonel of 
the Twenty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The regiment served 
successively in Generals Woods and Sherman's Divisions, Army of 
the Cumberland. He served in the army from December, 1861, 
until April, 1864. Then he came back to Ohio University and 
taught Greek and Latin until 1869. 

President Grant then appointed him American Consul at Carls- 
ruhe, Germany, where he did distinguished service for his country 
for seven years. 

The years spent in the army resulted in a physical breakdown, 
and the term in the consular service added a mental strain that pre- 
vented his continuance in arduous labor. Yet for four years he 
conducted a business enterprise in Columbus, O. 

Since his retirement, he has traveled extensively and has de- 
voted his leisure moments to scientific research. He has crossed 
the Atlantic fourteen times. 

Professor Young has had a varied experience along literary and 
professional lines. He was licensed to preach in the Methodist 
Episcopal church and in the years he was connected with the Uni- 
versity, he frequently occupied the pulpit. Later, he was ordained 
as minister. He often lectured before Teachers' Institutes, was 
correspondent for mam^ papers and contributed much to the maga- 
zines. For a time, he acted as associate editor of the Ohio Journal 



of Education. He has always taken an active interest in the var- 
ious phases of religious and church work. While at Athens, as a 
member of the faculty, he was one of the county school examiners. 

In politics, Mr. Young has been an independent thinker. He 
wears no political collar, and is unalterably opposed to the "ma- 
chine" and the "boss." He is a Mason and for three years was 
Eminent Commander of the Knights-Templar at Athens. He also 
holds a membership in the "Society for Psychical Research," Lon- 
don, England. 

Prof. Young now lives a retired life in cozy apartments at 
the "Normandie," Columbus, O., where, surrounded by his books, 
and in company with his splendid German wife, he is passing the 
evening of his life. He has been twice married. His present wife 
was Miss Marie Wiedenhorn, a talented and educated lady of 
Carlsruhe, Germany. The first Mrs. Young was a Miss Mattie J. 
Morris, of Athens. 




3[00^plf (Unttn Qlorbin, '53 

OSEPH CARTER CORBIN is an Afro-American of whom 
the Ohio University need not be ashamed. His career 
reflects credit upon his Alma Mater and the race he 

Prof. Corbin was born in Chillicothe, O., March 26, 1838. How 
he spent his boyhood days and the preparation he made for college, 
the writer does not know. But he came to Ohio University in 1850, 
and three years later, he graduated, receiving the A. B. degree. 
At a subsequent date, he received th Master's degree and, after 
some years of experience, the title. Ph. D., was conferred upon him 
by a Baptist institution in the South. During his college career, 
he took an active part in the work of the Philomathean society, 
and it was here that he laid the foundation of his success as a 
public speaker. 


Upon leaving the University, he became a teacher in a school 
m Louisville, Ky. When the war broke out, he went to Cincinnati, 
where, with a company of young colored men, he edited and pub- 
lished the Colored Citizen. After the war clouds blew away, he 
went to the South, where a recently emancipated race needed lead- 
ers. He at once took first rank among his people, as his career indi- 

He became a resident of Arkansas in 1872. He was employed 
as a reporter for the Arkansas Republican, and was, for a period, 
chief clerk in the Little Rock post office. In the ensuing election, 
after his arrival, he was elected state superintendent of public in- 
struction. Favorable comment of his management of affairs is 
made in the United States Bureau of Education, Reports for 1900. 

When his term as state superintendent expired, he removed to 
Missouri, where, for two years, he taught in the Lincoln Institute, 
of Jefferson City. Returning to Arkansas, he assumed the presi- 
dency of the Branch Normal college at Pine Bluff. When he took 
charge of this institution, it existed only in name, but he made it 
a very successful school. He is now, although seventy-six years of 
age, the principal of the Merrill high school, in the same city and 
has 450 pupils under his charge. As a mathematician, he frequently 
contributes to the mathematical journals of the country. He is a 
fluent reader of Greek, Latin, German, French, Spanish and He- 
brew, and still continues his studies in these languages. He is a 
member of the National Educational association, was president of 
the State Colored Teachers' association, and has been, for twenty 
years, a successful conductor of teachers' institutes. 

His wife was Mary Jane Ward, of Cincinnati, whom he mar- 
ried in 1863. 

We close this sketch by quoting from "Men of Mark" : 

"Professor Corbin is a man of solid acquirements and a hard 
student — a man of fine personal qualities, an agreeable companion 
and an eminent counselor. Such a store of knowledge, few men 
acquire without more show. He is retired in his nature and very 
modest. To his other accomplishments, he adds that of musician, 
performing upon the piano, organ and flute." 



OIljarl00 ilaumng Ualk^r, *53 

F the many histories that have been published in Ohio, there 
is one that has been quoted more than all the others com- 
bined. It is Walker's. "History of Athens County." 
There were several factors that have made this valuable county 
history of interest to more people than those living in Athens 
county. To begin with, it was a pioneer in local Ohio history. The 
fact that Athens county has been so intimately connected with the 
early state's history, gave additional reason for a splendid work. 
But the best reason for its popularity is its authenticity, combined 
with vivid description. It is a matter of no small pride to the Ohio 
University that the author of this splendid book graduated from 
her halls in 1853. 

The Walker family is a pioneer one in southeastern Ohio. Dr. 



Ezra Walker, the grandfather, came to xltheiis county in 1811 and 
continued to live there for forty years. A son, Ezra, graduated at 
I Ohio University in the class of 1829. 

! . Charles Manning Walker was born in Athens on Christmas 
day 1834. His early education was obtained from the public schools 
which he attended until his entering the Ohio University. In col- 
lege he was a Philomathean and a Beta Theta Pi. 

Most of his life has been spent in literary pursuits. Even 
while holding public positions, in the departments at Washington, 
he devoted his spare time in his favorite study. 

Among the official positions held by him, were Clerk of the 
United States Treasury Department, 1861; Fifth Auditor of the 
Treasury, 1862-69; Chief Clerk of Post Office Department, 1883- 
85. For years he has been associate editor of the Indianapolis 
Journal where he has taken first rank among the strong editorial 
writers of the day. 

Mr. Walker has Avritten quite a number of books among which 
might be mentioned "History of Athens County," 1869 ; "First 
Settlement of Ohio at Marietta"; "Life of Alvin P. Hovey"; "Life 
of Oliver P. Morton." 

Mrs. Walker was Miss Claire Albrecht, a lady of Washington, 
D. C. 



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DWARD WILLIAM MULLIKIN was born January 20, 
1834, in Easton, Md. His father established, and was 
editor and publisher of, the Talbott County (Md.) news- 
paper called "The Eastern Shore Whig," which still exists. He was 
a practical printer, and had the custom — like D. R. Locke — of 
standing at the case and composing his editorials in type. His 
ancestors, through many generations, were slave-owners, following 
the custom of the State in which they lived. His own convictions 
of right and justice made him a pronounced abolitionist in the 
midst of these surroundings. For this he endured persecution and 
injury — his house and printing-office twice being fired by enemies. 

After his father's early death, Mr. Mullikin came, with his 
mother and grandparents, as a small child, to Cincinnati, and here 
he grew up, and has spent nearly all his life. The foundation of 
his education was laid in the public schools. His preparatory 
work for college was done under an old Scotch Covenanter minis- 
ter, the Rev. Hugh McMillan, who conducted a private school at 
Cedarville, near Xenia, O. 

In 1854 he received his A. B. from Ohio University, and later 
his A. M. He was valedictorian of his class. 

While yet a student, he held a clerkship in the old Athens 


State bank. Immediately upon graduation, he entered upon a busi- 
ness life. For many years he v/as connected with the old banking 
firm — Gilmore, Dunlap & Company— the later part of the time as 
junior partner. When the term of partnership expired, the busi- 
ness was closed out, and he went to Springfield, O., and engaged 
in manufacturing business. During the years of his residence there, 
he filled several positions of local importance. He was an incorpo- 
rator and director in the Springfield Savings bank, one of the 
earliest of these now popular and beneficent institutions. He was 
a member of the board of trustees of the Springfield Seminary; 
was one of the organizers of the public library, for eleven years 
serving actively on its board, seven years of which, as president. 
He was, for various terms, president of the Y. M. C. A. He had 
the political honor of being nominated for the public school board 
by a joint vote of the two parties — Republican and Democratic. 

Since he was twenty-one years of age, he has held constant 
official relation to the church of his choice, the Methodist, as steward, 
trustee, superintendent of Sunday School, and has been, of late 
years, and still is, the progressive teacher of an adult Bible class. 
He was one of the organizers of the Cincinnati Methodist Social 
Union, serving several terms as secretary or as president. 

Since his return to Cincinnati, some years ago, he has been in 
manufacturing and mercantile pursuits, and is still so engaged. 

During both periods of residence in Cincinnati, he has been a 
member of "The Literary Club." He has served several terms on 
the board of the Young Men's Mercantile Library association, two 
of which were as its corresponding secretary. Although not actively 
engaged in literary pursuits, he has been a more or less frequent 
contributor to the press and to literary organizations with which 
he has been connected. 

He was married June 11, 1867, to Miss Katharine Clark, the 
daughter of Rev. Bishop Clark, of the Methodist Church. There 
are five children: the eldest, married to Edward K. Lowry, Sec- 
retary of Legation, under Colonel Denby, Minister to China, and 
since resident of Tientsin, China, was in the siege of the legation, 
by the Boxers, in the summer of 1900— happily escaping with her 


B^amu^l WurtB King, '55 

HE only member of the class of 1855, now living, is Samuel 
Wurts King. He was born in ]\Iercer Comit}^, Pennsyl- 
vania. Xovember 16, 1833. While a student at the Ohio 
University, he was a member of the Philomathean Literary society. 
He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

His life's work has been, for the most part, as an accountant. 
For years he held this position at iron furnaces, chief among which 
was the Caroline furnace, in Kentuck}^ He was superintendent 
of the first "oil company"' that manufactured oil from cannel coal. 
He was bookkeeper of the City Water Works, of Ironton, O., from 
1872 to 1878. He has also been a valuable man at the coal mmes 
of southern Ohio and has held the position of mechanical and 
hydraulic engineer. 

Mr. King now lives near Fort Myers, Florida, where he is 
passing the evening of Lk life in orange growing. Two brothers 
of Mr. King have also been students at Ohio University. He was 
married May 21, 1875. His wife died November 27, 1897. 





P^rkg M. iaut0, '5fi 

HE little town of McConnelsville, Morgan Gounty, O., has 
long been eminent for the superior character and intelli- 
gence of its citizenship. No town of its size in Ohio 
has more of these things that elevate and stand for culture than 
this town on the Muskingum. From her homes, she has sent out 
her sons and daughters into the colleges and universities of the 

The names of students and graduates of Ohio University from 
Morgan county, are legion. 

The subject of this sketch is a son of Morgan county, having 
been born in McConnelsville, March — , 1835. His preparation for 
college was made in private schools in Malta and McConnelsville, 


under the tutorage of F. B. Pond, an Oberlin graduate, and John 
Giles, superintendent of the public schools. 

He became a student in the preparatory department of the 
Ohio University, in March, 1852, and in June of the same year, 
was passed into full Freshman rank. Four years later, he gradu- 
ated in the Arts course, and in 1859 was granted the Master's title. 

Mr. Davis states that when he came to Ohio University, during 
the presidency of Dr. Ryors, there were but thirty-four students 
in all departments, preparatory and collegiate. There were five 
professors in all. "\^^len he graduated, in 1856, not a professor or 
student that was there when he entered, was connected with the 
institution. He saw the old regime go out and the new one come 
in. Wlien he left, the students numbered two hundrd and fifty. 

It is a matter of regret that the old school, in the late "forties" 
met with such reverses that the doors were closed. President Mc 
Guffey had attracted to Athens a large student body. When the 
school re-opened under Dr. Eyors, it had to build all over again. 
Its rapid regrowth shows how it was esteemed as a college. Had the 
school continued through these years, the alumni roll would be at 
least one hundred greater. 

After graduation, Mr. Davis served as principal of the Ames- 
ville academy for a year. Then he went to Marietta for three 
years and acted as principal of the grammar school. In 1860, he 
went to McConnelsville, where he engaged in business. 

Like many another son of Ohio University, when war came 
upon us, he volunteered in the service of his country. He served 
as a private in the Seventeenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 

Again engaging in business, he moved to Toledo, O., in 1867, 
where he organized a company for the manufacture of silver plated 
ware. Disposing of his interests, he entered the Methodist minis- 
try in the Ohio Conference in 1870. He assumed superannuate re- 
lations in 1901. In the fall of that year, he went to St. Louis, 
where he was pastor of the Tuxedo Park Methodist Episcopal 
church. He moved to Ottumwa, la., in 1903. Three years later, 
he became a resident of "Winona Lake, Ind. Eev. Davis now 
spends his time from November to June of each year at Citronelle, 
Ala. The other half of the year, he is at his Indiana home. 


lEltaa Mxilnx Btmxbnt^, '57 

NOTHEE Morgan county son of Ohio University is Elias 
Millen Stanberry, who belongs to the class of 1857. The 
Stanberrys are an old family in the Muskingum valley ^ 
and the name has long stood as a synonym for conservatism and 
business success. 

Many men, ujpon reaching their majority, go to new parts of 
the country and embark in the business of life. It is always more 
jor less of a compliment to a man to remain in his home neighbor- 
hood and make for himself a successful career. The reasons are 
so manifest, that they need no discussion in a biographical sketch 
that is intended to narrate a man's achievements. 

Mr, Stanberry was born in Deerfield, Morgan County, O., 
April 29, 1833, and he has always been identified with his home 
county in a professional, business and political way. He matricu- 
lated at Ohio University in April, 1854. He was, while in college, 
a member of the Athenian Literary society and the Beta Theta Pi 
fraternity. He received the baccalaureate degree in 1857, and at 
once entered the Cincinnati Law school, where, in 1859, the degree 
of L. L. B., was conferred upon him. 

He began the practice of his profession in McConnelsville, where 
for twenty-one years, he was one of the leaders of the Morgan 
county bar. In 1862, he was elected prosecuting attorney of the 
county. He held this office for six years. From 1881 to 1885, he 
represented his county in the General Assembly. In 1880, he was 
a member of the State Board of Equalization. 

In politics, Mr. Stanberry has always taken an active interest. 
He has frequently been chairman of the county organization, and 
his time and means have always been generously contributed. 

In the business world, Mr. Stanberry has been eminently suc- 
cessful. He has been identified with many of the financial and bus- 
iness interests of the county for nearly fifty years. He assisted in 
organizing the First National bank of McConnelsville, in 1853; 
the Brown-Manly Plow company, of Malta, in 1870; the Malta 
National bank, 1872; the Morgan county Bridge company, 1866; 
the Zanesville and Ohio River Railroad, 1885; the Citizens' bank, 
1886; the Citizens' National bank, 1900; the Citizens' Savings and 



Loan company, 1905 ; the Elk Eye Milling company, 1898, and he 
built the Stanberry block, McConnelsville, in 1884. 

In spite of his years. Mr. Stanberry yet takes an active interest 
in his vast business affairs and each day finds him at his desk. 

Mr. Stanberry inarried Miss Kate M. Miller, of Malta, O., 
February 28, 1861. 



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j^ AMES WILLIA3kI MUEPHY was born in Fairfield County, 
0., March 28, 1832. He matriculated at Ohio University 
in 1854 and graduated as a Bachelor of Arts in the class 
of 1858. Four years later, he received a Master's degree. 

Upon graduation, he became a teacher, and, for some years, 
he followed that calling. His first position was in a private high 
school in Jefferson City, Mo., where he remained for two years. 
From 1864 to 1868, he was superintendent of the Logan, O., public 
schools. Eeturning to Missouri, he was superintendent of schools 
at Brunswick and Westport. Later, for a year, he had charge of 
Liberty Female college, in that state. 

Mr. Murphy has, for a number of years, followed agricultural 
pursuits in his native county. His wife was Harriet Turner Cham- 
bers, of Ottumwa, 

la., to whom he was married October 19, 1870. 



E are living in an age of the specialist. Every department 
of labor and human endeavor has undergone, what, in 
political economy', is termed the "division of labor," 
Modern scientific methods are, in a great measure, responsible for 
the presence of the specialist. Science is but organized knowledge. 
"^Yhen men begui to classify knowledge, they at once seek to dis- 
cover the relations existing between cause and effect. Having 
found these, the mind rapidly generalizes, and basic principles are 
the result. Xo one discovers these principles, unless he applies 
the scientific methods to his investigations. 

The business world has long recognized the presence of certain 
broad, generic principles, in the field of jDolitical economy. It has 
only been in comparatively recent times, that the specialist, in this 


domain, has made himself felt. The rapid accumulation of wealth, 
the great organizations of industry and finance, have called into 
activity, men specially equipped for certain phases of business life. 
Francis D. Carley is a specialist in railroad securities. As a result 
of his scientific observation, he has been able to formulate certain 
rules, that have aided him in making forecasts, with a degree of 
accuracy, that alone testifies to being more than mere guesses. As 
to the success of Mr. Carley's methods, we quote from Munsey\s 
Magazine, in an article, "The New Wall Street": 

"What it means to have the public with you in Wall street, is 
shown with especial clearness in what Francis D. Carley has ac- 
complished for the minority stockholders of a railroad controlled 
by a bigger corporation, through the ownership of a majority of 
the capital stock. The property has been making money, but no 
dividends have been paid. Mr. Carlej^ undertook to champion 
what he hid to be the minority's rights. Professional Wall Street 
looked on amused. The stock, for which Mr. Carley stood, was 
selling for about twenty-five dollars a share and the talent of the 
stock exchange at once went short of it expecting to buy back 
speedily at a ten point profit. Instead of any decline, advances 
began, and from twenty-five points, the quotations rose steadily to 
above ninety. Chief of all reasons for this was that the public 
inclined to take hold of anything fairly promising, was persuaded 
that Mr. Carley was in earnest and would fight loyally." 

This contention finally resolved itself into litigation between 
Mr. Carley and the Pennsylvania Railroad company. 

Mr. Carley's investigations have demonstrated that there is 
a science of finance. The success he has won, and the reputation 
gained along this line, indicates that he is no theorist, but that 
what he maintains, are well-founded principles. 

Francis Dighton Carley, the son of Rufus Washburn Carley 
and Mary Ann (Maphet) Carley, was bprn at St. Clairsville, Bel- 
mont County, O., Januarj^ 19, 1839. He graduated at the Ohio 
University in the class of 1858. Two years afterward, he was given 
the Master's degree. He was Professor of Mathematics, of Valpa- 
raiso College, Indiana, 1860-61. Pie then held the Chair of Lan- 
guages in the North Indiana College. For a time, he practiced- 
law in Chicago. In 1865, he began his business career in Louisville, 
Ky. For twenty-five years, he was prominently associated with 
large business interests. Pie was president of the southern branch 
of the Standard Oil company, of the Citizens' Gas compan}^, of 



Louis^dlle, and of the Louisville Board of Trade. 

In 1890, Mr. Carley went to New York and opened business 
on Wall Street, where he pursued his successful study of railroad 
securitias. Mr. Carley resides at Tuxedo Park. He is a member 
of the Union League club and the Tuxedo club. His wife was 
IMiss Grace Chess, of South Bend, Ind. They have three children. 
One daughter is the vrife of Dr. C. W. Hargons, of South Dakota, 
and another is the wife of Oliver Harriman Jr., a banker in New 
York. They have one son, Francis C. Carley, who occupies a seat 
in the Xew York Stock Exchange. 




OHN NELSON PILCHEE was born in Canaanville, Athens 
County, O., February 15, 1833. He matriculated at Ohio 
University in the preparatory department in 1852. 
While a student, he was a member of the Philomathean Literary 
society and of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He received the bac- 
calaureate degree in June, 1858. Three years later, the degree 
of Master of Arts was conferred upon him by his Alma Mater. 

For some time after completing his college course, he was em- 
ployed as a teacher. He became a member of the Ohio Confrence 
of the Methodist Episcopal church and served congregations for 
a number of years at the following points : Phanouth, Chester, Mt. 
Pleasant, Hamden, Jackson, Pleasanton, Big Plain, Westerville, 
Plain City, Lawrence and Petersburg. Upon retiring from the 
ministry, he went to a farm at Canaanville, the place of his birth. 
He is now living a retired life with his son at Streator, 111. 




N looking over the Alumni roll of the Ohio University, one 
is impressed by the frequent recurrence of family names. 
There is something more than sentiment in the custom 
that leads whole families to select the same college home. Here at 
Ohio University, we find the Reads, the Kirkendalls, the Lashes, 
the Miesses and the Boyds. The first of the last named family to 
graduate was the subject of this sketch, Hugh Boyd. 

He was born at Keene, Coshocton county, Ohio, August 6, 
1835. He entered college in May, 1856. He holds three degrees 
from this University: the Bachelor's, granted 1859; the Master's, 
1862 ; and Doctor of Divinity, 1885. In college he was a Philoma- 
thean and a Beta Theta Pi. 



The first year after graduation he remained in Athens as tutor 
of mathematics. Then for seven years he engaged in public school 
work — Superintendent of schools at Logan and Chillicothe. In 
1868 he united with the Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church. Four years later he was called to fill the chair of 
Greek and Latin at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. This 
position he yet holds after thirty-seven years. His place among the 
j)atrons of his college is secure and the Ohio University has no 
reason to be ashamed of the record made by this member of the 
"semi-centennial class." 




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MONG the early settlers of southeastern Ohio was the family 
of Goodspeed. Like many another of the pioneers of 
Athens county it came from Massachusetts, where, for 
nearly two centuries, its members took an active part in the colonial 
development of the Old Bay State. 

The father of "Major" Goodspeed, as he is familiarly called by 
the citizens of Athens, was Ezra Goodspeed, who came to Ohio in 
October, 1808. It took him seven weeks to journey from his old 
to his new home in the West. His wife was Matilda Rose. The 
home was near the present city of Athens. It was here on June 
20, 1834, that Jose^^h McKendree Goodspeed was born. His early 
education was received in the rural schools as they were found in 
Ohio in the early "forties." He became a student of the Prepara- 


tory Department of the Ohio University in the autumn of 1852. 
During his college course he taught several terms of school. This 
prevented his graduation before 1859 when he secured the A. B. 
degree. Three years later he became Master of Arts. 

While in college he was a Beta Theta Pi and a Philomathean. 
The two years succeeding his graduation he taught in Middleport, 
Ohio, and in Carroll College, Ky. 

He enlisted in the army, becoming Second Lieutenant of Com- 
pany E, Seventy-fifth O. V. I.. He re-inlisted in 1864 in the One 
Hundred Forty-first O. V. I. He ranked in this regiment as an 
adjutant. He participated in a number of the battles of the war, 
among which may be mentioned Second Bull's K,un and Cedar 

In 1866 he became Superintendent of the Athens Public Schools 
a position he retained for nineteen j^ears. In addition to being at 
the head of the school system he has been active in the upbuilding 
of the town. He has been interested in quite a number of business 
and financial undertakings. He was for eighteen years a member 
of the County Board of School Examiners, of Athens county. For 
years he was a frequent attendant at the Ohio State Teachers' asso- 
ciation and held within that body a number of official positions. 

Governor Hoadley appointed Mr. Goodspeed as a Trustee of 
Ohio University, a position he resigned after several years. Major 
Goodspeed congratulates himself that he was in a great measure 
instrumental in the employment of Dr. J. P. Gordy, one of the 
great teachers of the University. 

Major Goodspeed has long been prominent in Masonic circles. 
For a long period he was the only thirty-third degree Mason in 
southern Ohio. He has had the distinction of being Grand Master 
of Ohio, Deputy Master, and Grand Master of the Grand Council 
of Ohio, and has the satisfaciton of knowing that these honors have 
come to him unsolicited. 

He has for a number of years led a retired life in Athens a 
few miles from the scenes of his boyhood and within the sound of 
the same college bell that called him to class more than half a 
century ago. 



iFinbg Sntertenit lantttt 

INLEY KOBERTSON HAXXA, or Fin R. Banna, as lie 
., jDrefers to call himself, is one of the three living members 

^ of this year's "Jubilee Class." That he has a tender 

place for his Alma Mater is evident when you read his letters. ' In 
one, dated March 10, 1907, we note, '"I hope to be present at com- 
mencement in 1909 to celebrate my 'semi-centennial.' " Mr. Hanna 
was born in McConnelsville, Morgan county, Ohio, February 3, 1837. 
"In April, 1855, I put in my appearance as a 'Prep' in the 
Ohio University, locating in the famous room, No. 16, second floor, 
Main building. I fouiid E. N. Lauman in No. 14; J. K. Mower 
and P. B. Davis in No. 18; E. M. Stanberry and B. B. Sheffield 
in No. 17, and glorious, big-souled Ben Butterworth in the West 
Wing. * * * *\Ye remained as students of the University 


through various vicissitudes, having our fun, playing our games, 
•our crowd' being gradually decimated until 1859, when I was pre- 
sented with my parchment by Governor Salmon P. Chase." 

During his college years Mr. Hanna was a member of the 
Athenian Literaiy Society and when he graduated he received the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts. In 1862 the Master's degree was con- 
ferred upon him. He read laAv in the office of his father and began 
the practice of his profession in his native place. He subsequently 
went to St. Joseph, Mo., where he has followed his profession. In 
Independence, Mo., he taught for a period in the Academy of that 

The friendship between i\Ir. Butterworth and Mr. Hanna was 
very close. After their separation at Ohio University they did not 
meet again until 1888 at the Chicago Convention when Benjamin 
Harrison was nominated for the Presidency. Here they renewed 
their acquaintance and enjoj-ed for a season the recalling of tlieir 
college daj'S. Mr. Hanna, in summing up the career of his friend, 
states that the Ohio University never had a truer hearted, a more 
generous or honorable student than brave, dear '"old Ben Butter- 
worth.'' "Now should other honorable gentlemen of the cloth, the 
woolsack and others of different allotments in life, be reminded of 
fruit, melon and ice cream entertainments 'on foot' (T) in the days 
when our hearts were full of joyousness, ere sorrows and the sad- 
ness of real life had taught us that there are shadows as well as 
sunshine in life, it might be better I should not attend my anniver- 
sary as I desire to do next June. I hope all those same good men 
and friends are still in esse and may perhaps have as great desire 
as I have to revisit old scenes. I was then the sprinter and kicker 
at football. I may have so aged and fallen away that I might not 
be in the lead in a contest of speed I Wlia't say you, Mower, Shef- 
field, Stanberry, Goodspeed, Carley, et al? God bless the old fel- 
lows ! How I would like to see them." 



HE record of a well-spent and useful life, even if humble, de- 
serves to be remembered. It is beautiful as you travers*. 
the world's by-ways to meet an unassuming traveler, un- 
heralded and unacclaimed by the courier, reputation. This is one 
of the assets of a collegiate training — to make men resigned to the 
idea that wherever they labor their work can be full, comjDlete and 
potent for good. The idea that an education is lost because the 
possessor did not obtain a high political ^^osition or because he did 
not get to be a great "captain of industry," may still prevail amon^ 
some so-called "practical" people, but it does not obtain among 
those who have felt the influence of men whose powers have been 
utilized in making a community better. 

The life record of Alban Davies, who graduated a half century 


ago, is a concrete illustration of siicli a career. Pie was born in 
Cardenshire, Wales, December 1, 1832 and came to America with 
his parents, Stephen and Mary (Alban) Davies when five years 
old. In the year 1849, he became a resident of Pomeroy, Ohio, 
where he lived until the time of his death, January 21, 1892. 

While a J^oung man he worked at the carpenter trade in sum- 
mer and attended school in the winter season. He became a stu- 
dent of Ohio University iii the fall of 1853, beginning his work in 
the Preparatory Department. During his collegiate course he was 
known as a strong debater and his ability as a public speaker was 
never questioned. It is said that once when a lecturer failed to 
put in an appearance at Pomeroy, Mr. Davies was drafted into 
service and he pleased the people so well that they were glad that 
the intended speaker had not come. 

After his graduation he became a teacher and for six years 
was Superintendent of Schools at Racine and Pomero3^ Entering 
politics, he served the people of his county as Treasurer from the 
years 1865-G9. In 1875-77, he represented Meigs county in the 
General Assembly. In 1890 he was an unsuccessful candidate for 
Congress. For many years he was a member of the city council. 
In his political life he was noted for his fairness and honesty, for 
he believed that a man ought to be as honest in politics as in busi- 
ness affairs. 

As a business man Mr. Davies held high rank. At the time of 
his death he was agent, treasurer and manager of the Pomeroy 
Machine Works. A local paper of opposite politics to Mr. Davies, 
had this to say of him: 

"Cool, conservative, level-headed, economical, and pure-mind- 
ed, he probably has done as much for Pomeroy as any other man 
who ever lived within her borders." 

In religious matters Mr. Davies was a strong churchman. Be- 
ing a member of the Presbyterian Church he ever took a deep in- 
terest in its welfare. For many years he was elder and for twenty- 
five years served as teacher in the Sunday School. 

His home life was ideal. His wife was Miss Almonia Curtis, 
to whom he was married two 3''ears after his graduation. To them 
were born three daughters, Glennie, Edna and Oma, who remem- 
ber him as a kind, indulgent father, whose personal habits were as 
pure as his public life. The family now lives in Berkeley, Califor- 
nia, and their interest in Ohio University is deep-seated, for the 
"Old College" was ever a pleasant memory to the husband and 
father. ' 



Mr. Davies was an earnest reader of history — Grote's history 
of Greece being one of his favorite studies. 

The high esteem in whicli he was held by his fellow townsmen 
is evidenced by the attendance of over a thousand people at his 
funeral which was held in the Pomeroy Opera House. 



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NY one in looking over the alumni roll of Ohio University 
will hardly fail to notice the great number of Metho- 
dist clergymen who have been educated in her halls. 
This was notably true during the Presidency of Dr. Solomon 
Howard, 1852-72. The education of so many ministers, not only of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, but of other denominations as 
well, is one of the evidences of the strong religious atmosphere that 
has always pervaded this pioneer college of the West. 

Ohio University takes pride in this feature of her history, 
and she is equally proud of her alumni who have entered the ranks 
of the ministry. They are loyal sons of Alma Mater, and wherever 
the scenes of their labors shift, the mystic cords of memory draw 
them back to "Old O. U.," where they have learned to live, not only 
for the times, but for the eternities. 


Delaware, O., April 19, 1904. 
Prof. B. O. Higley, Athens, O. 

It is my present purpose if all goes well to attend the coming- 
Centennial of the O. y. 

Shall not object to saj'ing something to the boj'S of other daj^s. 



True to his purpose, Mr. Gardner mingled with the hundreds 
of "Home-comers" who flocked into Athens during that June week 
of 1904 and witnessed the substantial growth of the University from 
what it had been in former years. Just two months later (August 
13) James Harvey Gardner of the class of 1859, passed away at 
his Delaware home, aged seventy-one years. He was born near 
New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio, May 20, 1833. His parents 
were Isaac and Julia A. Gardner. 

He matriculated at Ohio University in the Spring of 1855. 
Upon his graduation, four years later, he gave the Latin Salutatory. 
During his college course he excelled in Latin and it was his ambi- 
tion to become a teacher in that branch, until he felt a call to the 
ministry in 1858, when he was granted license to preach. 

After leaving the Ohio University he went South and became 
a teacher in Manchester Academy, Tennessee. In a ^ short time he 
was elected President of Shelbyville University in the same state. 
'While thus engaged he was ordained Deacon by Bishop Early in 
the Methodist Episcopal Church. This was in 1861 and the Civil 
AVar was imminent. Governor Tod of Ohio commissioned him as 
Chaplain of the Seventeenth Regiment, O. V. I. Witli this regi- 
ment he served throughout the war. He saw severe service at 
Chickamauga, went with Sherman to the Sea, and with the war- 
scarred ranks, took part in the grand review at Wasliington. 

Then began his career of thirty-five years of activitj^ as a 
minister. The first work assigned him was the organization of 
South Street Church, Zanesville. Two years later he took the 
order of Elder at the hands of Bishop Ames. (Bishop Ames, while 
not an alumnus, was a student of the Ohio University in 1826-28). 

Rev. Gardner was married to Miss Carrie M. Wait of Dayton, 
O., June 7, 1865. Mrs. Gardner still resides at the Delaware 
home. Of the four daughters born to this marriage, but two are 
living— Mrs. Royce, the wife of Rev. L. H. Royce, of Cleveland, O., 
and Mrs. Neil, wife of Prof. C. E. Neil, of Morgantown, ^Y. Va. 

His ministerial appointments have been as follows: Middle- 



port; Columbus; Chillicothe; Portsmouth; Washington C, H. ; 
Zanesville; Ironton; Nelson ville; Newark; Delaware; Circleville, 
and Wellston. For four years, 1883-87, he was Presiding Elder 
of the London District, in which time he served as a delegate to 
the. General Conference, In 1900 he took superannuate relations (o 
the conference, but still continued as a supply minister until the 
time of his death. 

It will be noted that Eev. Gardner was never a "circuit-rider," 
His w^ork was always found in station appointments. He was a 
man of great activity and he never allowed his interests to lag. 
He was always a student and as his children passed through the 
schools he went with them in their studies, 

Eev, I. F, King, who had been associated with Di-. Gardner for 
fortj^ years, has this to say of him: 

"Few men w^ere more cheerful, more hospitable, or more gifted 
in conversation. As a preacher he took high rank. There 
poetrj^ in his nature. It showed itself in the cadence of his voice, 
111 the rj^thm of his sentences, in the beautiful imagery of his 
thoughts, as w^ell as in the grace of his gesture. As a philosopher 
he was unique." 

Of his relations to Ohio University it is not out of place to 
add that during his stay in college, he was a member of the Athen- 
ian Literary Society and of Beta Theta Pi. In 18G6, his Alma 
Mater conferred upon him the INIaster's degree, and in 1802 that of 
Doctor of Divinity, 

There is no better \x-Ay to close this sketch than b}' an extract 
from a letter of Mrs, Gardner's: 

"My husband was vevy fond of his Alma Mater and the last 
year of his life enjoj^ed very much a part of the commencement 
exercises." \ 



T the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876 the edu- 
f cational exhibit from Ohio attracted general attention. 
The superiority of this exhibit was due in a great meas- 
ure to the efforts of State School Commissioner, Charles S. Smart, 
another of the "fifty-niners." 

We have been able to collect very little data concerning the 
life of Mr. Smart, consequently only a bare outline can be furnished. 
He was born at Charleston, W. Va., February 24, 1835 ; matric- 
ulated at Ohio University in 1857; graduated in 1859 with the de- 
gree of Bachelor of Science; received the Master's Iionor in 1866; 
taught in the public schools of Gallipolis in 1860-62; teacher in a 
private school in the same city, 1863 ; was Superintendent of 
Schools at Jackson, Ohio, 1865-69; Superintendent of Schools at 
Circleville, Ohio, 1869-73. It was when holding the last position 



that he was elected State School Commissioner of Ohio. He served 
but one term. 

J. J. Burns, who succeeded Mr. Smart in the office, has this to 
say of his predecessor: "Mr. C. S. Smart earnestly desired the suc- 
cess of the schools of Ohio and the improvement of the school sys- 
tem, but was not in accord with the majority of school people upon 
the question of supervision, the State Association, high schools and 
other matters * * *." 

From an examination of the annual reports of Mr. Smart it 
seems that he had his doubts about the wisdom of a general sys- 
tem of school supervision. AVhile acknowledging the value of such 
work when properly done, he feared the results when much import- 
ant duties, devolved upon incompetent, political intriguing, and 
school-board-manipulating superintendents. ITnder such conditions 
he considered supervision a hindrance rather than a help. 

Upon his retirement from the Commissioner's office, Mr. Smart 
became a representative of the Equitable Life Insurance Company. 
He was connected with this company for over twenty years, first 
in Columbus, then in Detroit, then in St. Louis and finally in New 
York City. 

Mr. Smart married Miss Louvina Cating of Gallipolis. He 
died in New York City January 12, 1901. Mrs. Smart is also dead. 
A daughter is now living in Weston, W. Va. 







XOTHER clergyman of the class of 1859 was William Rose- 
field Smith who was born on a farm in Washington 
count}^, Pennsylvania, Januaiy 10, 1837. 
He became a student at Ohio University in 1857, entering the 
Junior class and graduated two years later as Bachelor of Science. 
A f ter graduation he became a teacher. For a short time he Avas 
Superintendent of the Pomeroy, Ohio, schools. Re was holding 
this position when he entered the Union army, where he served 
until the close of the war, when he entered the ministry of the 
Presbyterian Church. This he gave up to devote his time to the 
temperance cause, lecturing and organizing societies. In this work 



his throat became so affected from speaking in the open air that 
he was forced to abandon public speaking for a season. During 
this time he was sent by Governor St. John to investigate the con- 
(litions in western Kansas on account of crop failures. Finding 
the suffering greater tlian was expected, he gathered supplies and 
sent them to the various points for distribution. 

He again entered the ministry, this time in the Congregational 
Church, and served congregations through western Iowa and east- 
ern South Dakota, his work being largely on the frontier. 

In the autumn of 1899, he came to Kansas once more and 
served the congregation at Udal. In 1901 he moved to Partridge. 
He was stricken with paralysis on September 20, 1903 and died 
December 5, in Ilutchinson, where he had moved that he might 
be able to get the best me'dical treatment. 

While teaching in Ohio he married Mary Irwin, one of his 
pupils of Harrisonville, Meigs county, Ohio. Six children 
were born to them, four of whom are yet living. A son, R. D. 
Smith, is Secretary-Treasurer of the Bible House of Los Angeles, 
California. This firm makes a specialty of Spanish Bibles. The 
work has grown under his supervision until Bibles are now supplied 
in large quantities to Japan, Africa, Philippines, Cuba, South and 
Central America, Mexico and western United States.. 

Mrs. Smith died at Oto, Iowa, February 6, 1896, and three 
j'-ears later Mr. Smith married Hulda McMurray, a teacher in the 
Onawa, Iowa, schools. She now lives in Hutchinson, Kansas. Rev. 
Smith is buried beside his first wife at Oto, Iowa. 





N recording the work of death among the Ohio University 
Ahimni for 1908, there is none to write more tragic 
than that of George W. Caldwell of the class of 1902. 

A young man of promise, with health and a bright future, is 
suddenly caught up by the hand of death, all his dreams are shat- 
tered, aged parents are stricken with a grief overwhelming, com- 
panions and friends are disconsolate and a young woman is pros- 
trate with a broken heart. 

It was a sad Saturday in the county-seat town of Waverly, 
Ohio, when the news spread through the streets that the popular 
principal of the High School, who, a few hours before, with two 
companions, had left the village to enjoy a swim, had been drowned 
in the treacherous waters of the Scioto. 

George Washington Caldwell was the son of Alexander Cald- 
well, a well-known citizen of Athens county, Ohio. He was born 
near Coolville, August 14, 1877. He entered Ohio University in 


the autumn of 1895 and graduated in course, June 19, 1902, receiv- 
ing the A. B. degree. At the time of his death he Avas pursuing 
liis work for the Master's degree, his major thesis being "Euskin's 
Views on Economics." 

While in college he was a member of the Philomathean Liter- 
ary society, the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and for two seasons did 
good work on the college gridiron. 

After leaving the University he became Superintendent of 
Schools at Coolville. Later he was Principal of the High School 
at Finleyville, Pa. For a short time he was connected with the 
National Cash Kegister Company, at Dayton. While Principal at 
Waverly, he conducted a select school for advanced pupils. 

He was at the time of his death engaged to marry Miss Cummie 
Ploffman, a young lady of Waverly and their marriage was to have 
been celebrated on his approaching birthday, August 14. 

The circumstances of his death are briefly these: On Satur- 
day, July 25, he and two companions, Carl Johnson and Malcolm 
Douglas, the latter a student at the Ohio University, went bathing 
in the Scioto river. They had been doing this almost daily for a 
month. They swam some distance down the stream and were re- 
utrning to the place of starting when in a very deep and strong 
current, Mr. Caldwell was seized with cramps. Calling for help, 
his companions hastened to him and grasping him tried in vain 
to get him to shore, but his weight and the battle against the stream 
were too much for their exhausted strength and but for the timely 
assistance of some bridge workmen nearby, who threw out ropes, 
it might have been a triple tragedy. The body was not recov- 
ered until a day and a half later. He was brought to the scene of 
his boyhood days and buried in the Presbyterian graveyard on the 
(Tuysville Pike. Among his fraternity brothers, as among his fel- 
low students and friends and those with Avhom he associated pro- 
fessionally, he was known as a warm-hearted friend, a diligent 
student and a thorough gentleman. 



Ibarra liator iHag^r, '97 

HE class of 1897 had nineteen members in it. Of this splen- 
did number the second to answer to the summons of 
death was Harry Walter Mayer, who died at his home 
in Sacramento, Scliiiylkill county, Pa., A^^ril 25, 1908, at the age 
of thirty-two. 

He was born September 27, 1875. In 1890 he became a student 
of the Kurtztown State Xormal School. After a year he entered 
the Lebanon Valley College at Annville, Pa. He remained here 
for five years, when he gi'aduated. Coming to Ohio University, 
he continued his studies for another period of two years, graduat- 
ing with his class in course. 

Returning to Pennsylvania, he took up the work as a teacher, 
being, for three years, at Sacramento. On November 29, 1900, he 



was married to Miss Edith F. Stong. About that time he gave 
lip teaching and began farming, at which occupation he was quite 
successfuL He was thus employed at the time of his death. 

Mr. Mayer was a consistent church-man, being a member of 
the United Brethern Church. He took an active interest in all 
religious work. For eight years he was the leaaer of the con- 
gregational choir. Pie also served as superintendent and teacher 
in the Sunday School and was at the head of the Young Peoples' 
society. His sickness, an attack of typhoid pneumonia, lasted but 
ten days. His wife and four children reside at Sacramento. 

Brawn by Henry Howe, 1S46. 
Ohio UNn-EKsm', at Athess. 



HEX Barklev Cooper died, September 15, 1908, a Wheeling 
paper had this to say of him : "In his death the commu- 
nity suffers the loss of a most estimable citizen. The 
business interests of the city have lost a faithful, upright and effici- 
ent servant. And his immediate circle of friends have lost one of 
their number whose memory will grow more precious with the 
passing years." 

Mr. Cooper was born at Uniontown, Belmont county, Ohio, 
October 7, 1838. He prepared for college at Barnesville Academy, 
and graduated from Ohio University with the degree of Bachelor 
of Science. 

Shortly after his graduation he, with his brother, began the 
study of law with Judge Kennan of St. Clairsville. But before 
completing the course of study he and his brother enlisted in the 


service of the Union arm}^, August 15, 1862, as privates in Company 
B, One Hundred and TAventy-sixth O. V. I. Mr. Cooper saw a 
great deal of hard service, first in AVest Virginia and afterward 
in the campaigns of Virginia. The One Hundred and Twenty- 
Sixth Regiment was made up of no holiday soldiers and Mr. Coop- 
er participated in its arduous work. Among the many engagments 
in which he took part were those at Martinsburg, Manasses Gap, 
Bristoe Station, McLean's Ford and others. AVith his regiment, 
be took part in suppressing the New York draft riots. In the bat- 
tle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1804, he v/as twice shot, one of the 
balls jjassing through the head and causing a desperate wound. 
His recovery was regarded as one of the most remarkable on record 
and an account of it is preserved in the medical records of the 
war. In the same battle his brother was shot at his side and two 
clays later he died. Mr. Cooper was left lying on the field of 
battle and was taken by the Confederates as a prisoner of war. On 
recovering sufficiently from his wounds, he was transferred from 
place to place and was for a time confined in Libby Prison. He 
w^as mustered out of the service June 10, 1865. That he was a 
faithful and cajiable soldier is attested by the promotions he suc- 
cessively received — Corporal, Sergeant, Orderly Sergeant, Second 
T^ieutenant, and First Lieutenant. He was a charter member of 
the Wheeling G. A. R. Post and also of the Union Veteran League. 

At the close of the war Mr. Cooper fitted himself for a busi- 
ness career. Returning to St. Clairsville he became a candidate 
for County Treasurer and served the people of Belmont county 
in that capacity for two terms. 

Early in the "seventies," Mr. Cooper went to Wheeling and 
took a position as bookkeeper with the firm of Greer and Laing. 
In this place he remained for nearly thirty-five years. A few 
years prior to his death the firm w^as incorporated and Mr. Cooper 
was made Vice-President and Secretary. 

He was married on October 26, 1876 to Miss Fannie Campbell 
of Morris, Grundy county, Illinois. There were two daughters. 
Miss Mamie and Mrs. Vivian K. Smith, who live rn Wheeling. 

Mr. Cooper was reared as a member of the Society of Friends 
but he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and Avas a 
consistent member of that denomination at the time of his death. 



J0l|n HalBli O^tnn. '93 

HE death of John W. Ginn on April 20, 1908, was the first 
loss sustained by the large class of 1893. This class at 
the time of its graduation enjoyed the distinction of 
being the largest ever to graduate from the Ohio University. 

John Walsh Ginn was born in New England, Athens county, 
Ohio, February 19, 1870, and died at the home of his only sister, 
Mrs. L. A. Patterson, Wellston, Ohio. He spent his boyhood days 
at New England, Amesville and Stewart, in Athens county and 
at Hamden, Vinton county. He was a boy fond of out-door life 
and spent much time in roaming over hill and valley to indulge 
his love for nature. 

He became a student at Ohio University in 18S7 and because 
of his lack of means his collegiate course was broken into and he 
did not receive his degree of Bachelor of Arts until 1893. While 


in college he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He 
was proficient in his favorite study, Latin. The fame of his orig- 
inal and characteristic exploits lingered in the corridors and about 
the walls of the old institution long after he had departed and 
even today one can scarcely enter a group of the "Boys of Old" 
without hearing an echo from those brief years that he spent m 
her halls. 

After graduation he taught school for a short period at New 
Pittsburg, Ohio, and then entered the service of the Chesapeake 
and Ohio Railroad Company, as agent and remained continuously 
in that employment until his death. The last ten years of this 
service was rendered at Alleghany, Virginia, on the crest of the 
Alleghany Mountains. 

John W. Ginn believed in service. The three distinguishing 
traits of his life were unselfishness, fidelity and fearlessness. As 
evidence of the last named characteristic, his bold defiance of the 
liquor interests of his mountain town might be mentioned. Here 
he braved the threat of death from those who had "killed their 
man." He won the battle at the polls and later engaged in a 
legal battle in the courts to perfect the victory won by ballot. In 
this contest his time and his money were cheerfully given. All 
bills for court expense were met by him. Thus almost single- 
handed and alone he led in a good fight in a good cause and banished 
the open saloon from his home town. 

He made but few intimate friends but these he linked to him- 
self with hooks of steel. In all the affairs of life, deeds and ser- 
vice spoke for him. His fidelity to a little mountain church, his 
clean, pure life, his faithfulness to every friend, his fearless and 
unselfish devotion to his Master's many causes, great and small, 
speak louder than any words. 



iantel ii. llatr 'fi3 

HE subject of this sketch was born in Fleming county, Ken- 
tuclry, Jan. 17, 1839. He matriculated at Ohio Univer- 
sity in 1858, and five years later he graduated in course. 
In 1866 he received the Master's degree. After leaving college he 
spent quite a number of years as a teacher. His first work was in 
Elizaville, Ky. Removing to Indiana, he taught in Lafayette, La- 
dogo and Battleground. In 1872 he became a member of the faculty 
at his alma mater, occupying the chair of Mathematics. From 
here he was called to fill a professorship of Greek at Eureka Col- 
lege, Eureka, 111. For four years he was county superintendent of 
■schools in Mason county, Illinois. He taught also for a time in 
Topeka, Kan. 



The later year's of Mr. Blair's life were spent as a farmer in 
Edwards county, Kansas. 

Mr. Blair was married three times. His first wife was Miss 
Emma Whipple, of Athens, Ohio, to whom he was married June 
25, 1863. She died in 1892. A year later he was again married 
to Mrs. Hattie McChanahan, of Wellington, Kan. The second Mrs. 
Blair died in 1903. On Aug. 5, 1906, he married Miss Ella Burk, 
of Fallsburg, Kan. 

Mr. Blair's death occurred very suddenly near his home on 
June 12, 1908. 

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Sweet Athens! the home of learning and beauty, 

How I long for thy hills and thy rich balmy air; 
For thy wide spreading greens, smiling sweetly on duty, 

And the valley beneath, and the stream winding there! 
On the North the high rock, on the South the lone ferry; 

The ville on the Ea^, and the mill on the We^, 
The lawn where the graved at play hours were merry, 

And the w^alks by the footstep of beauty made ble^: 

Bright Athens, farew^ell! if thy green slopes should never 

Loom up in the distance to w^elcome me more. 
Thy scenes are engraved on my heart and forever 

Shall memory faithfully keep them in store; 
I think of thy rills, and my blood richly flowing. 

Leaps freshly as erst through every vein; 
And thy landscape, w^ith di^ance and time brighter grow^ing, 

Seems all made anew in the heavenly plain. 

— William Dana Emerson, Class of 1833